Banana Pudding

Banana pudding takes a little time to make but well worth the effort. Banana pudding is not suppose to be made with any box pudding – instant or cooked. Using a box kind does not make the pudding homemade!! I want the real stuff.  You must cook the custard the way our grandmothers did to use in this pudding.

I start with a layer of custard, a layer of vanilla wafers and a layer of bananas. I slice the bananas thin – not paper thin but I do not like big chunks of bananas. I repeat these layers and top with a meringue.

bana pudding

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 heaping teaspoon all purpose flour
  • dash of salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cup milk
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 box vanilla wafers

Directions

Mix sugar, flour, salt, milk and egg yolks. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. I find using a whisk will help mix in the egg yolks at the beginning. Add vanilla. Layer with custard, wafers and bananas. End with custard on top. Top with meringue. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes or until meringue is brown. DO NOT OVERCOOK.

Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoon sugar

Beat egg whites until stiff and gradually add sugar. Do not add sugar until egg whites are beaten stiff. It will not become stiff peaks.Chill and serve cold.

ban pudding

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